New to this edition
NEW! Case studies for the Next Generation NCLEX®.
NEW! Content on COVID-19 includes current recommendations from professional organizations related to vaccines and the care of pregnant women and newborns.
UPDATED! Increased coverage of the needs of nontraditional families.
UPDATED! Coverage of legislative changes that affect health care delivery in the United States.
UPDATED! Current recommendations and practice changes from professional organizations, such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
UPDATED! Enhanced content on client- and family-centered care focuses on diversity and cultural assessment.
UPDATED! Added emphasis on racial disparities in relation to women’s health and childbearing.
UPDATED! Cutting-edge content on treatments for breast cancer.
By Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, RNC, PhD, FAAN, Clinical Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; Kitty Cashion, RN, BC, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA; Kathryn Rhodes Alden, EdD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; Ellen Olshansky, PhD, RN, WHNP-E, FAAN, Professor Emerita,Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing and Founding Director,Program in Nursing Science,University of California Irvine,Irvine, California and Shannon E. Perry, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor Emerita, School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA